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CP
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Posted - 30 Oct 2017 :  13:07:31  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Winton Motor Raceway owner Benalla Auto Club (BAC) has launched a new national motorsport series known as the Australian Motor Racing Series (AMRS).
The AMRS will be held over six rounds across four states in 2018, and will be sanctioned by the Australian Auto Sport Alliance (AASA), which is also owned by BAC.
The series essentially forms a rival to the CAMS-owned Shannons Nationals series, and will host categories such as the Australian Formula Ford Series and Australian Formula 3 Premier Series.
CAMS cut both series’ championship status from 2016, and both have run predominantly at state-level meetings this year.
The AMRS will also welcome the new Aussie Racing Utes category, which will provide a home for V8 Utes raced in the existing series set to be replaced by SuperUtes.
Like Shannons Nationals, the AMRS also promises Sunday live streaming at each round, optional television highlights packages, and a PR package.
According to information released by AMRS, entry fees will be $395 to $595 per car per round.
The series will be managed by Winton operations manager Wayne Williams, who says that the series has drawn strong interest from a number of categories.
“We approached a number of categories and the response has been overwhelming, because of the value we have been able to offer competitors,” said Williams.
“There are some categories that will be at all six of our rounds, and others that will be part of a few rounds.
“Our format allows us to be flexible, and suit the needs of different categories.
“This is great for spectators and live-stream audiences, because it means there will be variety at each round and different stories to tell at every event.”
In addition to Aussie Racing Utes, the new RX8 Cup for Mazda RX8 cars will feature on the AMRS calendar.
“RX8 Cup is a brand-new category, so it made sense for us to align ourselves with a brand-new series as well,” said category manager Ric Shaw.
“From the dealings we’ve had with the series organisers, we can see it’s going to be totally focused on looking after the needs of the competitor.
“They’re very accommodating, and all about making things work for the competitors which is very positive.
“All the ingredients are there for it to be successful.”
Other categories which have already confirmed on the AMRS bill, at either some or all rounds, include the Giti Tyres Australian Super Truck Championship, HQ Holdens, and TA2.
AMRS management says it is also in discussion with Sports Sedans, Superkarts, Pulsar Series, Excel Series, Porsche 944 Challenge and BMW Drivers Cup.
Winton and Wakefield Park, which BAC also owns, feature on the calendar, as well as Mallala, Morgan Park, and Sydney Motorsport Park.
The provisional calendar includes two clashes with Supercars events, namely April’s Tyrepower Tasmania Super Sprint and November’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500.
The former has also clashed with Shannons Nationals for the past two years.
Winton will book-end the calendar, which is set to begin on March 9-11.
Australian Motor Racing Series 2018 Calendar (Provisional)
1 Winton Raceway Mar 9-11
2 Mallala Apr 6-8
3 Morgan Park Jun 8-10
4 Wakefield Park Aug 17-19
5 Sydney Motorsport Park Oct 26-28
6 Winton Raceway Nov 23-25

https://www.speedcafe.com/2017/10/30/winton-owners-launch-shannons-nationals-rival/

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Posted - 30 Oct 2017 :  15:09:44  Show Profile  Visit Trev's Homepage Send Trev a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Hope it kicks arse. There is some great categories in there. I am very surprised they are going to Morgan park and not Queensland Raceway. I thought the tie between the 2 was very good, maybe that someone who used to work at Winton/Wakefield Park and is now at QR is an issue?

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Posted - 30 Oct 2017 :  22:42:36  Show Profile  Visit spedikins's Homepage Send spedikins a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Looks like a great series. I did noticed that there event at SMP is on the weekend that Muscle Car Masters has been on for the last few years.
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Originally posted by spedikins

Looks like a great series. I did noticed that there event at SMP is on the weekend that Muscle Car Masters has been on for the last few years.



Yes I think the Muscle Car Masters is on the move, perhaps back to it's more traditional date around Fathers Day, as the Supercars event has now moved back to earlier in August
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Posted - 30 Oct 2017 :  23:17:26  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
With some of the classes mentioned in the article, the AMRS seems like a rehoming program for the CAMS cast offs.
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Posted - 31 Oct 2017 :  16:44:28  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Hopefully Saloons and FF find a good home there.

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Posted - 07 Nov 2017 :  19:14:45  Show Profile  Visit CP's Homepage Send CP a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
The reborn AMRS will allow V8 utes of all versions in their series.

https://www.speedcafe.com/2017/11/07/vx-au-return-ute-racing-new-series/
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Posted - 07 Nov 2017 :  21:49:43  Show Profile Send journeyman racer a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Ummm. Shows how little attention I've been paying?

Unfortunately, I think cams is right about F3. Australia is just not a F3 country.

Long term, I think these type of meetings need a feature class to be centred around. Shannons nationals lacks due to this.

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Posted - 08 Nov 2017 :  08:46:31  Show Profile Send Sonic a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Shannons dumped the good classes.... so they could run F4

Saloons and FF and Sports Sedans to the new series would get it off to a great start

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Posted - 08 Nov 2017 :  21:18:01  Show Profile  Visit spedikins's Homepage Send spedikins a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
https://autoaction.com.au/2017/11/08/trans-2-announce-2018-national-series

Trans-Am 2 has also jumped on board.

With the categories which will be running in this series, it's going to be so much better then Shannons, I'm really looking forward to it.
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